Saturday, October 24, 2009

Zed - the latest addition to the Kracker Cats

Here is Nabysko with Zed - the latest addition to the Kracker Cats. You will recall that Bryce, Nabysko's boyrfriend, is allergic to cats. That's why they went so long without a cat. But finally they got Juniper and, despite a bit of extra suffering, Bryce wanted them to have two cats.

Bryce liked Jim so much that he wanted that cat to be black. So, recently, they were down in Homer and they came up with this black kitten, Zed.

They bought a big, fancy, air cleaner that is going all the time. It has air-quality indicator lights - blue being best, red being worst. If the cats are a distance aways, the light is usually blue. If a cat come close, it turns red.

And here is Zed.

It is very dark in Nabysko's apartment, and I complained about how hard this made it for me to take a picture. (Oh yes, I know, I could have used flash - but I HATE flash.)

Tryskuit inserted a little light into the picture.

Tryskuit lights up Juniper.

Zed sees the light. I can't help but wonder if he saw anything, afterward.

Nabysko and Zed, in silhouette.

I call him, "Zederick."

I should note that I originally prepared five additional pictures for this post, of Diamond and Slick. However, Bill Hess needs to make a post on his blog in the parallel universe and both he and I are very tired, so we agreed that he would post the other five there, which you can find here.

However, if you click on the link and do not find the cats, that is because you have gone there before 4:00 AM AKDT, Sunday, October 25, 2009, when the Wasilla blog post is scheduled to go up. That would be 8:00 AM East Coast DT.

12 comments:

Freya's Staff said...

Horray for black cats! They're the best! (Spottycats excepted of course)

Also, I think you might be our most northern blogger! Would you like to visit me to say where you are on our kitty blogger map? I wont post the link, as it might think I'm spam... but it was on yesterday's post. :-)

Glad to see another cat too, after your last post!

Grahamn Kracker said...

Certainly, Freya - go ahead. And if you consider the fact that the Arctic Slope, including Barrow, is my second home, then I am almost certainly your most northern blogger.

Happy Cat Family said...

Wow - Beautiful cats, dogs, place, pictures... Your blog is AWESOME! I am glad I found it!

Freya's Staff said...

That's great Grahamn! Full instructions are here! let me know if you get stuck, and I'll help you. http://www.freyacat.co.uk/2009/10/cat-blogosphere-bloggers-around-the-world.html

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We think Zed is beyootiful...
How old is Royce? He doesn't look like an old mancat at all. We purr he not only makes it thru another winter but lots more!

Debby said...

The Kracker Cats are tangled up with that Bill Hess guy?

heidi said...

Zed is cute!

StandTall-The Activist said...

Is nice to know u still update this blog. Zed is a beauty!

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